Sunday, July 23, 2017

Glass Tiger and Big Wreck in Kitchener For ONTour #Ontario150



As many of our readers know, I love seeing live music and supporting Canadian bands and solo artists.  This began many years ago when I went to my first outdoor music festival in high school to see GLASS TIGER.  It was at THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL in Waterloo Park. It seems that Glass Tiger began something with me that stuck throughout the years. Decades later Alan Frew became a staple in our house with his theme for the Toronto Maple Leafs and in 2015 when I learned the news about my Father’s Cancer it was Alan Frew that I connected with on Facebook. He has suffered a stroke and the 2 of us had a bit of back and forth about hospitals, depression and keeping a positive outlook. Flash forward two years later and hear I am again watching Glass Tiger at an outdoor concert. 

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Glass Tiger was one of two bands I was there to see.  The other being BIG WRECK. I remember seeing BIG WRECK at the 1st Big Music Fest in 2014 along with some other amazing acts!  Knowing that they were going to be the headliner for the ONTour stop in Kitchener doubled my enthusiasm to attend this outdoor concert.  

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Getting a chance to see Canadian bands perform live is something I am always grateful for!



Did you attend the ONTour concert at Kitchener City Hall or are you attending one of the upcoming shows? Let us know in the comments! We always want to hear from our readers and know what interests they have as well.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Our Lady Peace, Collective Soul, Soul Asylum and More Head To #WTFest In Brantford Ontario – Enter To Win


We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 

Many of our readers know that we are big fans of Our Lady Peace and have been to their concerts here in Southern Ontario on more than one occasion.  Next week they take the stage at WTFest in Brantford Ontario along with Collective Soul, Soul Asylum, Treble Charger, Tonic and more!

It all takes place Saturday July 29th at Lions Park in Brantford.  There is even a second stage to see up and coming bands perform.
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Parents’ Day Out


We think it would make a great Parents’ Day Out when you purchase VIP passes to the 19+ area at WTFest.


Under 19? That’s okay there is a General Admission ticket available for you as well (those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult).  We want to see everyone at this live music festival.

Need More Info About WTFest?


Visit the links below to get all the updated info about WTFest





For any questions about tickets, directions, parking etc. be sure to visit the WTFest FAQ at http://wtfest.ca/faq

As you can see I'm pretty excited about WTFEST! That's because we get to giveaway a pair of VIP tickets to a lucky reader! (19+ only)

Enter To Win 

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us which bands you are excited to see at WTFest in the comments at the bottom. It may just win you VIP tickets to the concert!
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Circus Is Coming To Town! Enter To Win A Family Pack Of Tickets To The Canadian Swiss Dream Circus


We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes this is a sponsored post, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win tickets to the Canadian Swiss Dream Circus! Enter the contest at the end of this post

 
As many of you know we are always excited to see an acrobat show, a stunt show or the circus! These performances always fill us with wonder and delight.  A few weeks ago, I learned about Hugh Jackman’s new musical film and I am sure you can see why we were amazed by the movie trailer.

 

It’s one thing to see “The Greatest Show On Earth” told on a 2 dimensional movie screen, but it something different altogether to see it happen live before your eyes.

This year the CANADIAN SWISS DREAM CIRCUS is making its way to Kitchener Waterloo area with performances in Ayr, Ontario and Kitchener Ontario.

Take a look at what you can expect to see at the Canadian Swiss Dream Circus

 

Get Your Tickets Before They Are Gone


There is a limited amount of tickets available for each performance so be sure to grab yours before they are gone!

With tickets starting at $22.60 and family packs available for $113.00 they won’t last long! Head to https://www.ticketscene.ca/list.php?q=swiss+dream to see the various dates/times/venues available right now.

Canadian Swiss Dream Circus Info


To make sure you have all the up to date information about the Canadian Swiss Dream Circus, visit the links below

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwissDreamCircus.ca

We are so thrilled about the Circus coming to town, that we are going to giveaway a Family Four Pack of Tickets to a local show!

Enter To Win

We are giving away a family four pack of tickets to the Canadian Swiss Dream Circus for either the Ayr or Kitchener event! Just enter the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with which venue you hope to get tickets for (Ayr or Kitchener or if you can get to both venues).

 
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Drayton Entertainment Reaps Their Harvest of Talent


 
The harvest season arrives early in Drayton Ontario this year with Drayton Entertainment’s production of HARVEST.  This comedic play set in farm country is also a testament to Drayton Entertainment’s commitment to cultivating great talent, which you quickly notice as they only have two actors take the stage to play a plethora of characters during this show.  Each character is distinguished by either hats, scarves or eye wear which means the actors had to really dive into the characters by changing vocal stylings and physical stature.  Without any real costume changes this show keeps your watching to see who is portraying who on the stage.

There Is a Healthy Helping of Comedic Timing In Harvest


The story is based on a farming couple approaching their Autumn Years and deciding how to best move away from their rural area.  Instead of selling the house on the family farm they decide to sell the farm but keep the house as a rental property.  When a nomad airline pilot convinces them that their farm is his top choice to plant some roots, they quickly accept him as a tenant.  This is how the comedy of errors begins. 

When we attended the Media Debut of Harvest, the couple that the play was based on was also in attendance, making it an extra special show!

Get Your Tickets


Want to know how it ends? Then be sure to get your tickets to see HARVEST at the Drayton Festival Theatre this July.

Regular performance tickets are $46 for adults; $27 for youth under 20 years of age; and $36 for groups of 20 or more.  HST is applicable to all ticket prices.

Harvest runs from July 12 to July 30. Tickets can be purchased in person at Drayton Festival Theatre, online at http://www.draytonentertainment.com or by calling the Box Office at (519) 6385555 or toll free at 1855drayton (3729866).

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Drayton Entertainment’s Thoroughly Modern Millie Is a Tap Dancer’s Delight




Drayton Entertainment is throwing it back to the era of short hemlines, glamorous frocks, head turning hats and secret speakeasys with their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.


 
The Roaring 20s highlighted changes in society and that is what Millie has set out to do herself.  She is moving away from her family in Kansas in order to start a new modern life in New York City.  She plans to make herself a “modern” but when things don’t go as planned she is forced to create a new plan, one that involves climbing, or should I say tapping, her way to the top of society’s ladder.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Will Have You Tapping Along


What seems to be the by-gone art of tap dancing receives a grand revival in this Broadway style musical.  Almost every song includes some form of tap choreography.  Even the elevator at Millie’s rooming house requires tap dancing in order for it to operate.



With each song and dance routine Millie’s life begins to change and become more modern each day.  As the story evolves so do Millie’s plans.  Find out if Millie is able to tap her way to the top by seeing this Tony Award winning show performed by Drayton Entertainment on stage at the St Jacob’s Country Playhouse this summer.

Young Millie Dillmount has just arrived in the Big Apple in search of a new life. She’s determined to better her station by becoming a secretary for a wealthy man and then convincing him to marry her. But, it doesn’t take long before Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan goes awry.

Get Your Tickets


Thoroughly Modern Millie is on stage from July 5 to July 23. Tickets may be purchased in person at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, online at www.draytonentertainment.com or by calling the Box Office at (519) 747-7788 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Blown Away by David Blaine



Many of our readers know we get so excited when we get to attend a magic show.  We find magicians fascinating.  Some are known for their illusions and others are known for their daredevil stunts.  David Blaine takes both of these styles of magic, blends them together, and then takes them to a whole other level with his mind-blowing act.  We would never want to spoil what happens in magic show, as we think seeing is believing, just know that much of the magic you see in his television specials happens before your very eyes without any help from that other kind of magic, the magic of television editing.


 

When David Blaine took the stage at Center In The Square, he immediately captured the audience with tricks not for the faint at heart, but he tackles these stunts with charm and humour throughout the performance. His laid back manor puts the audience at ease while performs the task at hand.   The man on the stage tonight was very different from the man that has been on my computer and television screens.  He really seemed appreciative that people came to the show, he took questions and connected with the people that he brought on the stage. He really took the time to engage with the audience and even inspired future magicians. In return, the audience showed the upmost respect for him and his craft.

Until he mentioned it, we had no idea that this was his first live world tour. 
 

Working on my most exciting project yet. A live tour coming soon

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When you see what he puts himself through at each show for the purposes of challenging himself and entertaining those who bought tickets, you have to appreciate all that went into creating this tour. We were blown away by David Blaine by both his dedication to magic and by his dedication to his fans.

You do not want to miss seeing David Blaine live!

Visit davidblaine.com for upcoming tour dates in your area.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Summertime Fun! Stuff To Do With Your Kids In Kitchener Waterloo July 2017 Events, Festivals, Outdoor Activities And More!




As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast


Other Contests we have this month are
SAFETY TREE http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/06/safety-tree-makes-summer-breeze-enter.html



Ongoing Events Year Round

University of Waterloo Research Studies
Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research
Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO. The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses. Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study cclr.uwaterloo.ca

Infant Studies Group
If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!
WEB: http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-studies-group
TEL: 519 888 4567
ext. 31164
EMAIL: babylab@uwaterloo.ca

Social Development Lab
Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!
Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
Website: uwaterloo.ca/social-development-lab
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775
Email: sdl@uwaterloo.ca

Youth Drum and Bugle Corps
Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!

No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website: www.scouthouseband.com/cadets

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar http://www.ourplacekw.ca/

SUMMER ONGOING ACTIVITIES


Kitchener Public Library Event Page http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/calendar
Waterloo Public Library Event Page http://calendar.wpl.ca/eventcalendar.asp?lib=all
Tim Hortons Free Swim Times http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/07/tim-hortons-free-swim-times-2017-for.html

Pools and Splashpads
Kitchener http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/PoolsAndSwimming.asp


Grand River Conservation Areas https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default

Take A Kid to the Course Starting July 3rd – Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club
« Take A Kid to the Course Starting July 3rd – App
Take A Kid to the Course Starting July 3rd – Athabasca Golf & CoReceive a free junior green fee for youth 16 and under with purchase of an adult fee starting July 3rd, 2017. Please call course for specific dates and restrictions. Participating courses near Kitchener http://kidsplaygolf.ca/events/category/take-a-kid-to-the-course/?action=tribe_geosearch&tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=map&featured=false&tribe_event_category=take-a-kid-to-the-course&tribe-bar-geoloc-lat=43.450301&tribe-bar-geoloc-lng=-80.48319170000002&tribe-bar-geoloc=kitchener

 Kids Bowl Free Info
Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations. https://www.kidsbowlfree.com

Daily
Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions
(various dates and times)
Session Details:
The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.
The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings

Parents/caregivers can register online at http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-registration.html The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-regist…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo
Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts


Mondays

Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays is Back!

Monday nights in Kitchener just got a little more exciting! Come and visit Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays for a blast from the past with unique classic and special edition cars. Bring family and friends to this free all-ages event for a chance to win great prizes.

Join us from 6 pm until dusk every Monday between June 5th and September 18th in the parking lot in front of PartSource located at The Shops at Highland and Westmount (563 Highland Road West, Kitchener).


 
Location:
317 Franklin St N Kitchener317 Franklin St N Kitchener
Summary:
Franklin Street Food Truck Fest!
Every Monday from May 1st to Sept 25th, 5-8 pm, St Luke's Lutheran Church, 317 Franklin St N in Kitchener.  Bring your own chairs/blankets.

Tuesdays
Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!
  • July 4th
  • July 18th
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Kids_Hop.asp

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free. (resumes Jan 17)
http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/tots-time/

Discovery Square @ Kitchener City Hall
Rain or shine join us for Discovery Square. Free weekly event recommended for kids aged 5-12.
For the most up-to-date schedule visit: www.kitchenerevents.ca

Discovery Square:
Carl Zehr Square, 200 King Street West
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Wednesdays
Yoga In Victoria Park 12-12:50pm
Yoga in Victoria Park is a partnership between Queen Street Yoga and the City of Kitchener. Join us on Wednesdays over the lunch hour in June, July, and August. These classes are FREE, beginner-friendly, and all-ages. In the event of a thunderstorm, class will be held at the studio (look for announcements on our website and on social media). http://queenstreetyoga.com/workshops-events#parkyoga

Whimsical Wednesday July 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, Civic Square, Cambridge City Hall
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Free live entertainment for children of all ages.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining), so come out and join us for some singing, dancing and fun! http://www.cambridge.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/Special-Events-and-Festivals.aspx

Yoga @ Shades Mills Cambridge 7pm Free with paid park admission or with your Grand River Parks Membership
Event Details:
Yoga classes will be held near the Trail Shelter at Shade's Mills Park every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm, beginning Wednesday, May 31 until September 6. Suitable for beginners (ages 10+) and those with more experience. Participants 18 and under require a legal gaurdian present to sign the waiver form. For more information and for cancellations due to poor weather, please contact park staff at 519-621-3697. 
https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-06-07-Yoga-at-Shades-Mills-Park


Thursdays
Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!

FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver (resumes Jan 12) http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.(resumes Jan 17 for Tues and Jan 19 for Thursdays)  
http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/plan-your-visit/tots-time

 
Waterloo Train Station Thursdays
  • Will operate Thursdays from June 1 to Aug. 31.
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Provide seating space for individuals and groups
  • Food Trucks, Music and Fun Train station Thursdays
 

Summer Concerts @ Castle Kilbride Baden
Thursday evenings in July & August bring your lawn chair and enjoy unique music every time on the front lawn of Castle Kilbride from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Admission is by donation. Weather permitting.
http://www.wilmot.ca/en/living-here/Events-and-Exhibits.aspx


Outdoor Movies @ Shades Mills Cambridge (beginning June 9)
Free with paid park admission or with your Grand River Parks Membership
Event Details:
Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night beginning June 9 and continuing until early September in the outdoor Toyota Amphitheatre at Shade’s Mills Park on Avenue Road in Cambridge.

Movies start shortly before sunset, and the times vary between 9 p.m. during the longer days of June and July to 8:00 p.m. in late August. Please note that movies are sometimes cancelled due to poor weather. Cancellations due to poor weather or schedule changes will be posted on the GRCA events calendar, Facebook and Twitter, or call the park at 519-621-3697. 
The movies are all rated parental guidance (PG) or general admission (G). https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2017-06-09-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill

Saturdays
Saturdays KPL Kids’ Club Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level) Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.No registration required.

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex
11am http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

Sundays
Wmb church has BBQs end Sunday throughout the summer starting at 11am. Bouncy castles, games...Lots of stuff. Website is wmbchurch.ca

JULY 2017 Event Blast


Just because all of the Canada Day festivities are over, doesn’t mean you need to be bored.  There is so much STUFF TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS IN KITCHENER WATERLOO!


July 6
Goudies Lane 6-10pm
free, all-ages 1st Thursday block party at Goudies Lane People-Only Patio! There'll be live music by 3 amazing acts, participatory art activities (including a Mario mushroom-making station by Jen Gordon to spruce up nearby flower beds), Giant Jenga & Big Kerplunk, plus a few fabulous fresh food-mongers... J&P Grocery | Bread Heads | Rescue Dogs Vegan Hot Dogs & Street Fare + popcorn by Apollo Cinema
Musical performers:
6 & 9pm |
Spoke And Mirror
7pm | JoJo Worthington
8 pm | Eiyn Sof
Goudies Lane People-Only Patio is located between 8 & 20 Queen St. N., next to J&P. + there's parking in the Duke\Ontario garage.
https://www.facebook.com/events/725888550930136/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%222%22%2C%22ref_dashboard_filter%22%3A%22upcoming%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22dashboard%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22main_list%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D


Tech Zoo  1:00 - 8:00pm
Where:Hespeler
5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON
Description:From robots to Google Goggles, come explore the wonderful world of tech!
Cost:Free https://ideaexchange.org/programs/event/tech-zoo

July 7
Ultimate Rodeo Tour In Breslau 6:30pm http://www.ultimaterodeotour.com/p/kitchener.html

Movies In The Square in Guelph – Shark Boy and Lava Girl
Read more at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2017/06/where-to-find-outdoor-movies-2017-in.html

July 7-8
Crusin On King (Victoria Park and Downtown Kitchener)
Info for Friday at http://www.kitchenerevents.ca/whats-on/events?eventID=832 (Victoria Park and Downtown Kitchener)
Info for Saturday at http://www.kitchenerevents.ca/whats-on/events?eventID=229 (Kitchener City Hall)

July 7-9
Kultrun Festival in Victoria Park https://www.kultrunwmf.com/


July 8
Kitchener Market Tour 11:30am-1pm
Join us for a market tour where we explain how to survive a heatwave with cool and fresh dishes - no oven required!
- Gazpacho
- Fruit and yogurt freezer pops
- Pesto zoodles

Register at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=3ec3e905-0b5a-4147-ba27-dce519bc7fba

Cherry Festival 11am-6pm
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITES include games, face painting, puppet show, the Cherry Train, bouncy castle, ferris wheel
ATTRACTIONS
Game Asylum
Mini Golf
Rock Climbing
Jousting
Vintage Car Show plus a CONCERT STAGE

http://cherrypark.blogspot.ca/2017/05/10th-annual-cherry-festival-july-8th.html

Forbes Park Music Festival CAMBRIDGE 10am-10:30pm
This free festival is a hit with the entire family, always delivering a very entertaining day to the citizens of Cambridge.  The festival showcases both amateur and professional bands.  Along with arts and crafts vendors, food, refreshments and much more.  The children's program runs from 10am-2pm featuring clowns, games, bouncy castles and more
http://www.cambridge.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/Special-Events-and-Festivals.aspx

Grand River Family Fishing Derby – Natural Sports http://www.grandriverbassderby.ca/rules.html

Family Fishing Derby @ Valens Cambridge
http://www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/events/annual-john-burns-memorial-fishing-derby

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 9am – 9pm
Location:
Downtown St. Marys, St Marys, 175 Queen Street East
Summary:
This year's downtown festival will feature street performers, live music, fun hands-on activities for children, food vendors, a street dance, fireworks and so much more!
Website:

Festival Faire In Elora 2pm-9pm
FREE admission! Featuring Ashley MacIsaac and much more!
This family-friendly event brings together Centre Wellington’s festivals, events, artists, artisans, merchants and performers for a huge Canada 150 celebration.
Singers
Pipers
Indigenous dancers
Interactive trail walks
Kids Faire
Live animals
Local food
Craft beer
Ashley MacIsaac
… and much more! http://www.elorafestival.ca/festival-faire


July 9
Non-Violence Festival in Victoria Park 12pm-5pm in Victoria Park on the island! Food, community groups, vendors, music, and more! https://wrnonviolence.org

Raspberry Moon Festival
Sunday, July 9, 2017 | 11am – 4pm
Location:
Doon Presbyterian Church
35 Roos Street, Kitchener, ON
Doon Presbyterian Church
35 Roos Street, Kitchener, ON
Summary:
The fundraiser is for local aboriginal organizations within our community. Importantly, the event is to help bridge the gaps between ‘church’ and the aboriginal people in an effort to move towards reconciliation. The festival will have traditional aboriginal food, vendors, crafts, music, and more!

July 11
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG SPLASH! @ Bingemans
Come celebrate Big Splash's birthday! Doors open at 10am and cost to get entry to Big Splash for the day is $5.70 (plus tax) Doors to the special pricing is shut down at 11am so arrive early. Everyone must be here to wristband. You cannot purchase for someone who is coming later. This includes access to water park only. You can upgrade and include FunworX at admissions for only $10. http://www.bingemans.com/events
 
July 12
Back To The Future @ Civic Centre Park Kitchener (by Centre In The Square and KPL)
Read more at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2017/06/where-to-find-outdoor-movies-2017-in.html


July 13
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone sundown @ Waterloo Park
Read more at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2017/06/where-to-find-outdoor-movies-2017-in.html


HAPPY BIRTHDAY KINGPIN! @ Bingemans
HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY KINGPIN! We're celebrating Kingpin's birthday with $4 per hour bowling (plus HST & shoes)!! Special available online only in advance, limited quantities so book now! http://bingemans.com/events/index.php

July 14 and 15
Cambridge Scottish Festival
Competitions and Highland Games. Info http://www.cambridgescottishfestival.ca

July 14-16
Ribfest and Craft Beer Show – Victoria Park http://www.kitchenerribandbeerfest.com
Kids Info for Ribfest
The Kids Fun Zone Presented by Grand River Inflatables will be running all weekend with various fun inflatable activities for kids. 
Each play is one ticket. Tickets cost - 1 for $3, 4 for $10, 10 for $20 or an all day wristband for $20. If you return the next day still wearing the wristband, you get a new one for half price.
http://www.kitchenerribandbeerfest.com/Kids-Fun-Zone.htm?bPreview=1&ww_pageContentID=E81385C8-94B9-5AF2-C63C-C7CC69151F9C&ww_pageID=E81385C7-D785-05DD-C264-BB0FEEE730F5


July 15
Harry Potter Extravaganza
When:Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Where:
Hespeler
5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON
See Map:
Google Maps

Description:
1:00 – 3:00pm: Fully interactive game of Live Action Harry Potter Clue
3:00 – 4:00pm: Live owl presentation
Immerse yourself in the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as you make potions, wands and spells to figure out what’s behind a fellow Hogwarts student’s mysterious disappearance! Finish the day by experiencing the Owlery!
Ages:Ages 13+ https://ideaexchange.org/programs/event/harry-potter-extravaganza

July 15 and 16
Raresites BioBlitz (Cambridge) http://raresites.org/2017/04/register-today-for-the-2017-rare-community-bioblitz-bioblitz150

July 16
Open Streets – Make Believe
Open Streets will be taking place along the Laurel and Spurline Trails in uptown Waterloo this year http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/open-streets.asp

July 21
ONTour Music Concert 6pm @ Kitchener City Hall info w/ BIG WRECK, GLASS TIGER & FEATURETTE https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontour-concert-series

Movies In The Square in Guelph – Inside Out
Read more at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2017/06/where-to-find-outdoor-movies-2017-in.html


July 21-23
Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival http://uptownwaterloojazz.ca
http://uptownwaterloojazz.ca/2017-lineup
Kids info http://uptownwaterloojazz.ca/ymep

July 22
The Schneider Creek Porch Party
3:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Peter St.

Join us on Saturday, July 22nd from 3-8 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Schneider Creek Porch Party. The #SCPP is a free neighbourhood music and community festival in the Schneider Creek neighbourhood of Kitchener http://scporchparty.weebly.com

Rock and Rumble – Kitchener City Hall
Enjoy live music, food trucks, craft brewery and motorcycles!
Hundreds of custom and vintage motorcycles from across Ontario and the US will rumble into town to showcase their bikes.
Rock out to headliner Platinum Blonde at their free concert. The band is back together and ready to perform some of their famous hits!

- Free admission - Food and drinks available for purchase - All ages welcome
Stage Schedule: 7:30 pm - The Spoons
 9 pm - Platinum Blonde
http://www.kitchenerevents.ca/whats-on/events?eventID=152

 Cambridge Arts Festival @ Cambridge City Hall 10am-6pm http://www.cambridgeartsfestival.com

July 27
A Dog’s Purpose sundown @ Waterloo Park
Read more at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2017/06/where-to-find-outdoor-movies-2017-in.html


 July 29
Paw Patrol Pup Friends in Elora https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10155417469790750/


The 2nd Annual Sherwood Shindig Noon – 11 PM
We’re taking it to the next level this year! More incredible live music, a music industry marketplace with killer deals, more great food, kids activities, local charity fundraiser with amazing prize draws, a beer garden, and so many more cool surprises to come over the next few months!

BANDS:
Noon – 5 pm
Erick Traplin
Busking & Clowns
The Sherwood Band Campers (Sherwood studio Students)

5 pm – 11 pm
Big Baby
The Sherwood Shindiggers
The Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion
Rob Szabo Band
Mike Todd Band
http://www.sherwoodsystems.com/event/the-2nd-annual-sherwood-shindig/?instance_id=4960